Saturday, 18 March 2017

Campbell's Soup

Today, after 48 years on this blob of spit and sand I finally found out the correct lyrics to Rhinestone Cowboy

I'd always thought it went

"Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know
And all sorts comin' over the snow"

it's "offers comin' over the phone"

Makes a lot more sense.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

SCD Week 8

[Bad Ass Breakfast @Warsaw Diner. - My ass was perfectly fine...]

It's official (according to the doctor) that I've done something unpronouncable to my hip - and the only cure is rest. So no running probably for the next 2 weeks.

Had a pretty big cheat day and spent half of it working at the Royal Concert Hall with a few beers after to celebrate the end of a long and challenging project.

So I put on 2 lbs, 4 inches and 0.8 BMI. Gonna have to be really strict and do what upper body exercise I can.

Before [2016]

erm... still 'Before'? [2017]

Saturday, 4 March 2017

SCD Week 7

No exercise due to injured hip, lots of eating out due to work, and lots of stress and upheaval due to life.

Weight unchanged - which feels like a positive
lost 1/2 inch
lost 0.6 BMI - which feels like a mistake (as I'm now taller!)

Felt quite ill after cheat day - Pizza/Spicy pizza/LOTS of pizza probable causes. Maybe ice cream too...

Saturday, 25 February 2017

SCD Week 6

Apropos nothing - I love the leafy heart of celery

This week I lost
1.8 kg/ 4lbs
3 TI
0.3 BMI

I shaved 32 seconds off last weeks 5k time. I beat a guy with a dog. I was beaten by a lady with a pushchair (and child). On a hill.

And a guy started the race next to me and immediately ran into a lamppost. I think I beat him too.

Overall I've lost 8.3kg/18lbs
10 TI
2.7 BMI

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Things I Ate All The Time But Don't Miss

Chips and Dip
Beans And Cheese On Toast
Tomato Sauce On everything
Spaghetti Bolognese
Chilli Con Carne And Rice
Danish Pastries
Chicken Strips
Ice Cream
Garlic Cheese And Crackers
Dairy Milk
Bourneville Dark Chocolate
White Wine
Sunbite Crisps
Salted Peanuts

SCD Week 5

Been working away a few days this week and it's been hard to find SCD friendly food. Twice I've ended up getting kebab meat and salad and once I plumped for a roast chicken for £2.50! I ended up eating most of it over 2 meals. Not ideal but there you go. Better than Maccy D's.

On my cheat day run I did 7 miles (longest yet). I ate some wine gums while running, or rather put them in my mouth and then spat them out - I could actually taste the cherry flavouring in the red ones and found all of them unappetising.

I ate a fish finger and cheese toasted sandwich for dinner and had 2 and a half slices of Asda pizza. That was all it took for the roof of my mouth to get sore.

Drank a can of diet coke - slowly - could just about take the sweetness.

This week I lost

1kg (2 lbs)
1 TI
0.3 BMI

I've given up measuring the comically inaccurate body fat.

In total I've lost

6.5 kg (14.3 lbs)
8 TI
2.4 BMI

and today at Parkrun 191 I ran 1.03 faster than last week even though I felt I was taking it easier. That's 1:06 off my PB.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Parkrun 190

I ran 5k faster by 6 minutes!
This is the first running session I've done without stopping.